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Aggie Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas at Contest

By: John Gilbert & Shawn Gose Email
By: John Gilbert & Shawn Gose Email

COLLEGE STATION Got a business idea? Then pitch it.

Startup Aggieland, the student-led business accelerator for Texas A&M students staged its inaugural "Shark Tank-style" pitch at the Rudder theater on campus Friday afternoon.

Special guest Chris Valletta and a number of well-known business people and administrators heard the ideas from entrepreneurs.

Valletta, a former Texas A&M and NFL football player, has helped train Startup Aggieland members.

Valetta says, "This idea that a student has a viable business idea can turn that from an idea from a cocktail napkin to an actual revenue-generating concept, is really at the forefront of what universities are doing today, and I'm proud to be a part of it at Texas A&M."

A group called Aggie 3D won this first business pitch competition, including a trip to California, courtesy of the Silicon Valley Financial Group.

Their idea: to develop a 3D metal printing process with mass appeal.

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